Welcome to Kadur

Posted by Chipscape on September 8, 2011  •  Comments (64)  • 

Kadur is a taluk in Chikmagalur district, in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was formerly, a district in the Mysore state, with an area of 2813sq. m. Pop. (1901), 362,752, showing an increase of 9% in the decade.


               Nearly 80% of the area in Kadur taluk is covered by gneissic rock formation and schist occupies rest of the area. Ground water occurs under water table as well as in semiconfined condition. Weathered, fractured and jointed gneiss and schist serves as potential aquifers in the area. Depth of weathering in the area ranges from 5.51 to16.10 m bgl. Pre - monsoon DTW in the area ranges from 5.0 to 15.09 m bgl, Post monsoon DTW ranges from 2.05 to 12.98 m bgl with a seasonal water level fluctuation ranging from 2.04 to 5.30m. Based on water level data of the National hydrograph stations located in the taluk (long term water level trend 1996 to 2005), it is observed that hydrograph of Sakrepatna is showing falling trend during both pre and postmonsson period at the rate of 0.19 and 0.03 m/year. Pumping tests on shallow aquifers conducted in the area during hydrogeological surveys shows that specific capacity varies from 7.3 to 71 lpm/mdd.

How to reach Kadur:

        38.9kms from Capital city(Banglore)

                                 The largest town is Tarikere (pop. 10,164); the headquarters are at Chikmagalur (9515)ath

Kadur is reachable by Road and Train from state capital. Bus journey takes (on NH206) just 4-5hrs. Train journey takes 3-4 hrs.

One of the Grama panchayath Mathighatta is gateway to Chikkamagaluru district. Mathighatta comes on the way (NH206) to Kadur by road.